You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of the days of the week?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play, either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a line. . . .
A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from two stones.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
This is an adding game for two players.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.